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Trout in QLD

Discussion in 'Fish' started by JohnDDuff, May 15, 2012.

  1. JohnDDuff

    JohnDDuff Member

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    To all those wishing to rear and consume rainbow trout in QLD.
    Well you can do it.
    I was speaking with the pest control officer, I think that is her title, Danielle Stewart, from fisheries and she informs me that RT are not declared a noxious fish and probably never will due to other states allowing them, unlike talapia and carp. However for the purposes of possessing them as a hobbiest eg aquaponics we can have them as our own strick biosecurity would prevent them from ever getting to creeks/rivers/dams. there was some other bits and pieces about fisheries doing a review on banned and noxious fish on a national scale, but the long ans short of it is you can possess RT, I would suggest in small numbers up to 50 and keep strict control on them for biosecurity reasons and you don't need a permit if you wanted to cross the border to source them from a hatchery which I will be doing next year.
    Happy fishing folks.

    Cheers

    John
     
  2. Yabbies4me

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    Breaking News!

    Reports just in... Beaudesert Police are in pursuit of a mature aged gentleman driving like a young hoon, at great speed and with reckless abandon, through the back roads of rural SE QLD... At this point his intentions are unclear as the pursuit vehicles have been unable to keep up with him, but it appears he's heading for the NSW border!... :D
     
  3. RupertofOZ

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    That is completely contrary to all previous advice and positions by Fisheries...

    And when you say "our strict bio-security"... what do you mean....

    I haven't seen any body deliberately imposed strict bio-security measures in their systems...

    But I have seen indications in the past of some who would appear to be favourable to actually flouting bio-security measures...

    I'd be asking your "contact" for something in writing....

    P.S... a national review was only recently completed... I don't know if QLD is conducted another state review...
     
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  4. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, Yabbies....the ute is strapped ....did not know the Toyota 3L turbo would pull 160 k on the flat.....:):):):):)

    Seriously JohnDDuff,
    Get something in writing, and email or something and I will be across the border in a flash to pick up some trout.

    As Rupert says, contrary to all advices we have had in the past.

    Don't know to what you are referring John but I have no knowledge of anyone keeping Trout here in QLD
     
  5. Castaway

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    Yes you would want something written on a Queensland Fisheries letterhead saying it was okay to keep trout in your backyard. The last thing we need is for the banning or licensing of backyard aquaponics in QLD because of some fluff about "bio-security" laws being flouted by hobbyists.

    The bloke to email is John McVeigh Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in the Cando Government.

    toowoomba.south@parliament.qld.gov.au

    He wont have a clue of course but will refer the matter to his department.

    We need a spokesman to act for the Aquaponics Association of QLD or some such body. You will have more clout if you speak as a representative body.

    Who wants to be President and who will be Secretary? Nominations please?

    I'll design you an official looking logo if you ask nicely...;)

    Imagine the weight of a ute full of water, trout fingerlings and a bubbler doing a sharp turn on a corner? Rupe might have some experience in transporting fish in volume?
    :(
     
  6. RupertofOZ

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    Isn't Murray the President of the Australian Chapter of the Aquaponics Association???

    I would have thought that the issue of trout would have been the first things on his "to do" list... ;)
     
  7. Castaway

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    I'm not in a position to comment on the AP Association of Australia as I didn't pay my membership dues so I don't know what the status is.

    I have however made a logo 20 minutes ago which may or may not be useful. See attached. Please comment.

    The idea was to stick a lettuce seedling where the fishes tail should be and the name of AP Assoc of Australia or it can be Queensland or if all else fails - Castaways Beach for that matter where the waterline would be. Maybe we need to put it in a CHOP 2 system? :D

    I'm happy to email the QLD minister but in fairness I need about three people from QLD to be Pres, Sec and Treasurer to represent a group and not just appear to act for myself.

    Any Nominations from QLD?

    For President?

    Secretary?

    Treasurer?

    It would be nice to maybe have a steering committee and send something off to see what the magnificent men now running our wonderful QLD state have to say on keeping trout for AP? Thats all I want to know at this stage. Otherwise we will have this same conversation again in 12 months time...
     

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  8. Jumpstart

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    revised :rockette:
     

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  9. Fishdood

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    Castawy that log is actually very good.........I thought this may have come about somehow.......


    ........but let me ask.......What happens when a trout escapes in QLD?

    Does it adapt to tropical temps??:confused:
     

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  10. Fishdood

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    We could have an election.........I could do with one of those.....
     
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    Simply put,

    Just exactly why are Rainbow trout banned in QLD?

    Cheers.
     
  12. Murray

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    Have no idea BD. I have asked various people at Fisheries on a number of occasions and I always got the feeling it was a bit too hard so the answer was no.
    I does not make any sense because it would be difficult enough to raise them to plate size here anyway, but if some did escape I seriously doubt they would see a summer through in the wild anywhere in QLD except perhaps on the border near Stanthorpe and maybe, a slim maybe, on the Atherton Tableland. They would most certainly never be able to breed. It is a most un-dangerous fish here in QLD.
     
  13. Castaway

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    Fishdood you are being marked down in my little black book as a socialist or communist sympathizer. We all know that no fish ever wants to escape from Cando's Qld. It's so good that they simply go to a reeducation camp or at worst, turned into a fish dinner.
     
  14. JohnDDuff

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    I have asked the fisheries officer for something in writing and will post it as soon as I get it. As to the strict biosecurity needed I really mean just making sure you don't let any escape your clutches and end up in the drink. All should end up on the plate with you having a drink to cellabrate. I think we all undertake our own level of security and cleanliness as we don't want our fish dying unecessarily or disappearing mysteriously. My water temp is down to 11C which trout should love and my silver perch just mull around on the bottom of their tank eating very little.

    Cheers for now

    John
     
  15. Murray

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    John, If you can get a written something-or-other it will be just great. Lets hope it is soon......my ute is in the driveway with the engine running....:)
     
  16. RupertofOZ

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    You should also ask the question of whether or not either an aquaculture permit, and/or a "translocation" permit is required to bring them in from NSW...
     
  17. JohnDDuff

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    Murray,
    Still waiting on a written something.
    I did ask about the need for a permit and was told that I would not need one.
    Where is the closest hatchery for you Murray?

    Cheers

    John
     
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    I would of thought water temps up that way would be too hot to ensure any reasonable sort of growth rates or even survival.
     
  19. Murray

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    It will not be easy, but I would buy a chiller to make sure the water temps stay where they should and set up a special little Trout farm....
     
  20. Jumpstart

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    Yea if it was me i would drill a whole in my deep freezer and pump the water through the ****** would be having to go out the back to get the steaks
     

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